Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cricut Imagine Lori's Garden
Cricut projects Flower Shoppe

To start this project I painted the box using KAISERcolour Mud Puddle. I painted the inside and the outside of the box. For the outside of the box I printed a full sheet of the pattern on page 37 of the handbook. From this I cut two pieces approx 2 3/4 inch wide. I matched up the pattern for the join at the front of the box. To adhere all the paper to the box I used Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue. For the top of the lid, the base, and the inside of the box I used the circle from the Cricut Imagine shapes. For the top of the lid I used the pattern on page 38 of the handbook (Lori's Garden) For the inside of the lid I used the pattern on page 40 and for the base of the box I used the pattern on page 36. For the inside base of the box I cut a circle from a full sheet I had printed for the rim of the lid. To make the flowers for the lid I used the Flower Shoppe cartridge on the Cricut Expression. I had a piece of card that I had previously printed using Lori's Garden with the pattern from page 43 in the handbook. All the card I used to make the flowers was from the stash. All the cuts for the flowers were inked before they were assembled. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye. I placed a pearl in the centre of each flower and put Kindy Glitz Crystalina on top of the flowers. The flowers have been adhered to the lid at different heights using pop dots. To make the embellishment "Life's Little Treasures" I used Adobe Photoshop to create this using my computer. This embellishment measures 2 1/2 x 2. In each corner I added a small brown split pin. To add dimension I coated this with RoyalCoat Dimensional Magic. This was adhered to the box using pop dots. The butterfly's were printed and cut @ 1. using the layers Page 12 in the handbook. They have also been inked with the tea dye distress ink. To create the lace feature for the top of the box I used 2 1/2 wide lace and folded it until I got the desired look I wanted. I used a needle and thread to secure the folds and sew the button on. This was adhered to the lid with Pritt Gel. I adhered the small pink button on top of the larger button using a glue dot. Other items I used- measuring tap ribbon and 3 buttons.

Birthday Card

Imagine More
Birthday Bash

Card- Hero Hues (Hero Arts) A2 Folded Cards- Latte (outside) white (inside). To the card I adhered brown card leaving a small border of the Latte colour. Using the Imagine I printed and cut the pattern on page 41 of the handbook using the 5:7 rectangle @ 4. I trimmed the length then adhered this to the brown card leaving a small border. For the embellishments I printed and cut the Icons on page 31 of the Imagine More handbook. I printed and cut the Attention Icon @ 3 twice. One for the outside of the card and one for the inside. Take Note was printed and cut @ 3. This was adhered flat onto the card. From the Birthday Bash cartridge I printed the phrase on page 40 of the handbook It's your Day @ 2.3 using the same pattern from the Imagine More cartridge that I used for the base of the card. For the Happy Birthday I used Print Shop 22 the font is "Scroll" @ 28pt. I inked around the edges using Versa Color 55 Umber. I adhered this onto a piece of the brown card. To adhere the Attention icon and the Happy Birthday to the front of the card I used pop dots. For the inside of the card I used the same base as for the front. I adhered the Attention icon flat to the inside. The speech bubble which is on page 33 of the Imagine More handbook was printed and cut @ 2.8 and adhered flat. I used the speech bubble to write a special birthday message.

Birthday Card

Imagine More Cards

For the base of this card I used a pink card (105 x 150mm) from the Paper Xtra Card Kit. Using the Cricut Imagine I selected the 5x7 rectangle. The pattern for the base layer is on page 40 of the handbook. I printed this @ 5 and trimmed it to fit the card. This was adhered flat to the card base. For the scallop rectangle I selected the pattern on page 41 of the handbook. This was printed and cut @ 3.5. This was adhered flat on the pattern layer. I used the layered image on page 9 of the handbook these layers were printed and cut @ 3. The first two pieces were adhered together and then adhered flat onto the scallop rectangle. The happy bird-day and the bird were adhered onto the card using pop dots. I used white flowers. The larger flower was coloured with a Copic marker Baby Blue B21 using the air brush. I used a baby blue split pin to hold the flowers together. The flowers were adhered flat onto the card.To finish off the card I adhered a scallop rectangle and a bird inside. It was printed and cut using the same sizes as for the front of the card.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Thank You Card

Everyday Pop-up Cards
Card base-Purple card 9 x 5 3/4 inch folded or scored @ 4 1/2

The sewing machine was cut a 3. To create the sewing machine I've used left over card from previous projects. The blue check paper and the multi colour paper on the base of the card was also left overs from the stash. I've edged the blue check paper with the Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch. To embellish the sewing machine I've glued on three small button to represent the sewing machine dials and on the opposite side of the machine I've used another button to represent the tension dial. This button was adhered to the machine with a pop dot. I've wrapped crochet cotton around the spool and bought the cotton around the button/tension dial and I used Pritt Gel glue to adhere the cotton onto the needle. I wrapped the tail of the cotton around the base of the sewing machine. I also used the Martha Stewart punch and the blue check paper to create the photo corners and the embellishment on the base of the sewing machine. The sewing machine is adhered to the card with pop dots. Other items I used to make this card are vintage lace and rhinestones. To finish of the card I cut the blue check paper @ 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch and adhered this paper to the inside of the card. I cut the Phrase layer using white card and the Phrase @ 1.5 using purple card. Glued these together and adhered the phrase to the inside of the card.